Cryptic crossword - The Scotsman 12/06/14

12/06/14

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Thursday’s puzzle...

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Solution 11/06/14

Solution 11/06/14

1 To be about to decode the last word, showed determination (8)

5 Attack right back into old division (6)

9 Was below par after demonstration led to confrontation (8)

10 Leading character actor never pulled it off, to be frank (6)

12 Took time-out in recital to get a cream-cake (6)

13 Attended a meeting on a smooth, glossy fabric (5)

16 Exert an influence over one in practice (6)

17 Had to get a new lane dug up, in order to catch up (8)

20 Generous worker got a great deal in the US (8)

21 Swear to round the track, in advance (6)

23 Fleet attack, taking on a leading power (5)

25 It’s no good growing some dry fruit (6)

28 Appears to get a promotion at 2 down, initially (6)

29 Hear a gun go off in a tirade (8)

30 Hate to have odd diet, and try to 18 down ... (6)

31 ... and back odd diet for a guard (8)

DOWN

1 Flower climbed up through the trees or shrubs (4)

2 A small house has little power in store (4)

3 Turn our disc over, and left quite absurd (9)

4 Cover up two hands with clip (6)

6 Had little time to box up pieces of luggage (5)

7 Second grade lost out to those with a lot of experience (3-7)

8 At last, getting infuriated tempted fate (10)

11 Splendid star to game managed by Germany (5)

12 Slate of the mother country, strangely (10)

15 Position taken up to check weather period (10)

18 Hate a book, to keep in with an old friend (9)

19 Spoil, in a way, so feel remorse (5)

22 It’s appropriate to talk a lot about one (6)

24 Did doctor prepare to bring one into line? (5)

26 Getting on with a good little boy (4)

27 Continue with rub down in sport (4)

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